The UF Health Cancer Center (UFHCC) Research Administration offers support in preparation and review of grants and manuscripts:
- Virtual 2-hour clinics. Available to all UFHCC members conducting cancer-relevant research on a first-come, first-served basis, these clinics provide two hours of scientific writing support, which may include proofreading, style and format corrections or other revisions based on the material provided.
Comprehensive editorial support. Available to all UFHCC members conducting cancer-relevant research, prioritized based on current focus areas of the cancer center. Investigators working on manuscripts that resulted from UFHCC investigator-initiated clinical trials (IITs), UFHCC pilot projects, or those utilizing UFHCC shared resources receive first priority on services. Editorial support is provided by a dedicated PhD-trained research development specialist with expertise in federal grant applications and scientific publishing.
Grant review ensures the proposal has been proof-read, fully addresses the funding agency requirements as well as UF policies and federal guidelines. Research Administration staff members are able to serve as a secondary contact in communications with the funding agency officials and UF Office of Research if needed.
Research Manuscript Review:
Manuscript review always includes full proofreading of the paper. Manuscript support may also involve a close collaboration with the investigator and their team in identifying the best journal for their work, providing full review of all drafts and revisions, assisting with figures and references, ensuring all journal requirements are met. Manuscript services are provided free of charge, but require acknowledgment of research development specialist. We are also available to assist in communications with the editor, if necessary.
UFHCC Research Administration editorial services staff follow strict rules to protect the confidentiality of all unpublished work, which includes manuscripts in preparation, grant applications, and protocols in development. Staff members may not share any materials with anyone without written consent from the PI.
We encourage all investigators to start with the virtual walk-in clinic to learn how we can best assist you.
To request editorial services, please fill out the grant support form.